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CMU Podcast: Transparency, Spinrilla, PRS

By and | Published on Thursday 9 February 2017

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CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the parliamentary debate over Liberal Democrat lord Tim Clement-Jones’ proposal for more transparency in the digital music domain and the RIAA’s legal action against mixtape service Spinrilla, plus we answer the age-old question, does PRS need a PRS licence? The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• TW:TALKS @ Vault 2017: Adam Scott-Rowley
• CMU Insights @ Output 2017
• Government agrees “principle of transparency” important for well-functioning digital market in Lords debate
• Major labels sue mixtape sharing app

In brief…

• UMG to represent Prince recording catalogue
• Duran Duran given all clear to appeal reversion right ruling
• Spotify reportedly delaying IPO to 2018
• Drake handed Global Recording Artist Of The Year Award
• Billboard Power 100

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